Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Workshop - Advanced XML

Advanced XML: Further Adventures with XSLT
April 9–11, 2012, Gainesville, Florida

Washington, DC—The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Statistics
and Assessment Program and the Digital Library Federation, a program
of the Council on Library and Information Resources, are pleased to
offer an in-depth workshop focused on using XSLT (Extensible
Stylesheet Language Transformations) in digital library projects.

Taught by experienced XML/XSLT instructors and developers Matthew
Gibson, Director of Digital Programs at the Virginia Foundation for
the Humanities at the University of Virginia, and Christine Ruotolo,
Digital Services Manager at the University of Virginia Library, this
three-day workshop will explore XSLT with a specific focus on the role
of XSLT in digital library projects. The workshop will be a mix of
lecture and hands-on demonstration and experimentation.

Lectures, exercises, and projects will allow participants to gain
experience using some of the more powerful components of XSLT 1.0 and
2.0, including:

- navigating the XML tree with XPath 2.0;
- working with recursion, modes, and named templates;
- using and creating functions;
- combining source documents and creating multiple result documents;
- sorting and grouping data; and
- using branching and control structures.

Participants should have a strong background in XML markup. A basic
understanding of XSLT technology is encouraged, as is a thorough
familiarity with HTML markup.

Event Details
Dates: Monday, April 9–Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Location: Florida Center for Library Automation in Gainesville, FL
Fee: $1,500
Register: by March 15, 2012

For more details and to register, see

For more information, contact:
David Green
Association of Research Libraries